Who said Dubai’s too expensive? If you’re looking forward to having an awesome weekend in Dubai without spending a dirham, we got you covered! From live music nights to yoga festivals, here are 10 completely free things to do in Dubai this weekend…
1. XYoga Dubai
Calling all yogis! XYoga Dubai is finally back, with two full days of non-stop yoga classes – all for free! From inversion workshops to yoga classes with world-famous instructors, you don’t want to miss out on this yoga festival this weekend.
When: Friday & Saturday
Where: Kite Beach
2. Market OTB
The sixth edition of Market Outside the Box is back this month! Don’t miss this fun outdoor market at Burj Park, with everything from live music and fitness classes to lots of tasty food and market stalls.
When: All weekend, from 10am to 12am
Where: Burj Park, Downtown Dubai
3. The Ripe Market
There’s so much going on at the Ripe Market every weekend! Whether you want to enjoy a cup of coffee, join in on a yoga class, shop from the market stalls or sign up for a chocolate-making workshop – you don’t want to miss this.
When: Friday & Saturday, from 9am to 7pm
Where: Dubai Police Academy Park
4. Ladies Night at Belgian Cafe
Ladies, make your way to Belgian Cafe this Friday for ladies night! You’ll get to enjoy three complimentary drinks, or unlimited drinks and a Belgian bites platter for just AED 100.
When: Friday, from 5pm
Where: Belgian Cafe, Souk Madinat
5. Deep Crates at Poppy
If you’re looking for somewhere to party this Friday, look no further. Poppy Dubai, one of the trendiest new bars in Dubai, invites you to its new Deep Crates night – mixing together great music across all genres. Deep funk, soul, afro beat, hip-hop, reggae, garage – name it, they’ve got it.
When: Friday, from 10pm
Where: Poppy Dubai
6. Brew Fest
Out of all the free things to do in Dubai this weekend, here’s one of our favourites. There’s a brew fest happening at Dubai Creek this weekend! Round up your mates and head to QD’s this weekend to enjoy the live music, great views, brews and happy hour deals.
When: All weekend, from 3pm to 3am
Where: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
7. Fireworks in Dubai
Fancy watching the fireworks in Dubai this weekend? Make your way to Al Seef Dubai to catch the spectacular fireworks show to celebrate Dubai Shopping Festival. Can’t make it to Al Seef? No worries, you can also watch the fireworks at La Mer and The Beach.
When: Friday & Saturday, at 9.30pm
Where: Multiple locations
8. Photo Walk
Love photography? Join fellow enthusiasts on a photo walk around town this Friday! Organised by Nikon and Rove Hotels, you’ll be exploring Dubai’s cultural spots with Emirati photographer and local heritage expert Dr. Ahmad.
When: Friday & Saturday, from 2pm to 6pm
Where: Starting from Rove Healthcare City
9. Live music nights
Don’t miss out on the live music nights at Reform Social & Grill every weekend! Head there on Friday to catch singer and songwriter Jamie Wrecs live, playing smooth tunes throughout the evening.
When: Friday, from 4pm
Where: The Lakes
10. Thai Street Food Fest
Foodies, make your way to Backyard Dubai this Saturday! They’ve got a Thai Street Food Festival filled with food trucks, live cooking stations, masterchef classes, entertainment, prizes and more.
When: Saturday, from 4pm-11pm
Where: Backyard Dubai, Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay